Ten Free Gifts to Give This Christmas

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Tweet Who said the best things in life aren’t free?  Why not think outside the box this Christmas and give thoughtful, meaningful gifts that don’t cost a dime? After all, with the economy still down in the dumps and money being tight for most families, why make things even more difficult by spending money you […]

Teaching Personal Finance in the Classroom and at Home

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Tweet Money is a taboo subject among most Americans, and few families even stop to consider discussing the household budget with their children. But with consumer debt totaling $13.4 trillion in 2010, according to the Wall Street Journal, students need a sound financial education just as much as they need a firm foundation in other […]

Take Online Courses for Free with Coursera

Tweet Wouldn’t it be a brilliant idea if a group of people got together and partnered with top universities to provide classes to people around the world (via the internet). And, wouldn’t it be even more wonderful if the courses were free?  At Coursea  they have done just that. Sign up to view lectures for […]

Three Classes Every High School Should Require

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Tweet Although there are a number of classes the high schools across the country require students to take, there are some definite knowledge gaps in most people once they graduate. Because of this, there are some classes that should be added to the curriculum as required. By requiring these three classes, the general public would […]

Five Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Success

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Tweet Small Business Saturday is scheduled for November 24th this year.  The annual event saw a large turnout last year.  According to American Express, “Over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday.”   This year’s event is likely to be even more successful thanks to additional advertising. […]

How to Keep from Overspending This Holiday Season

Tweet With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to make a plan.  What are you willing to spend money on this holiday season?  Do you have a set budget or at least an idea of what you can afford?  If you don’t, you’re likely to overspend.  The excitement of Black Friday and Christmas can make […]

Use a Credit Card Responsibly to Earn Rewards While Shopping

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Tweet Credit cards get a bad rap, although it is justified. Credit cards can pose a danger to your personal finances if you use them irresponsibly. Unfortunately, this is all too easy to do and it’s why credit card debt is such a problem in this country. Just making a few purchases and forgetting to […]